The “Son of God, with a Side of Fries” Edition

Photo: Keith McDuffee https://www.flickr.com/photos/gudlyf/3862654181

Allison Kaplan Sommer, Noah Efron, and Don Futterman discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Never Netanyahu?
Labor Party head dares and double-dares the heads of other parties in the center and on the left to swear on a million bibles that they’ll never join a Netanyahu government. Good politics or just more dumbassery?

Son of God, with a Side of Fries
There is blood on the streets of Haifa after the city art museum raises an exhibit including “McJesus,” a sculpture of Ronald McDonald on the cross, and demonstrations of offended Christians turn violent. How do you mesh artistic freedom and sensitivity to religious beliefs?

The (Too) Low Cost of Learning
An Israeli Nobel laureate says the country’s universities need to get hip to the logic of the market, and octuple tuitions. Does he have a point?

Extra Segment
Allison Kaplan Sommer (the Notorious AKS) talks us through the heartaches and controversies surrounding this weekend’s Women’s March in America.

Music
Liora Isaac

  • Ma’ala Ma’ala
  • Zagori Imperia, with Hadar Shmueli
  • Ha-Laila Hatunah
  • Periferia

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